Victory 4×4 Off-Road Full-Length Roof Rack + Durable Crossbar Functionality: Review For the 5th Gen 4Runner
I was reluctant to put a roof rack on my 5th Gen 4Runner at first, but after my first wheeling/camping trip in the 4Runner, it was necessary.
I had a Prinsu rack on 2 of my previous Tacomas and while the rack served its purpose, I was completely unhappy with the Prinsu rack.
There were powder coat issues, hardware problems, and the noise was terrible. These issues steered me away from Prinsu roof rack for the 4Runner, so the search for a quality rack began.
I read numerous reviews, along with complete guide articles out there and the designs and cost of many of the racks just didn’t suit me.
I had been eyeing the Victory 4×4 full-length roof rack for several months after I took delivery of the 4Runner.
I finally pulled the trigger… And in about 15 days I got the tracking info for the rack.
Who is Victory 4×4?
Victory 4×4 has been making their way into the Toyota Overlanding community for some time now. Their background with another company was in building off-road rock crawling Jeep parts and now with the Victory 4×4, they are focused on Toyota.
Most of their parts when they started were for the Tacoma and recently, they have been getting into Tundra and 4Runner applications. Recently they launched their 5th Gen 4Runner low profile bumper and it has made its way into the hands of many owners.
Unboxing the rack revealed:
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- 2 Side Rails
- Roof Mounting Brackets
- Installation Hardware
All wrapped for shipping protection and once all opened up, I found nothing had been damaged during the shipping process. Assembly (which I failed to take pictures of) took about 45 minutes and I employed the assistance of my wife to get it on top of the 4Runner.
At first glance, the rack looked great, even though it was just sitting up there with nothing mounted.
Durable Crossbars For Max Weight Capacity
Everything lined up perfect and the supplied hardware worked like it should (unlike the hardware I received from Prinsu).
The crossbars really add to the rigidity of the rack.
I’m 230 pounds and was able to stand on top of the rack without it bowing or showing any signs of stress.
Built-In Noise-Reducing Wind Deflector
I got the wind deflector with the light bar cutout and Victory sends light bar mounting brackets with the rack which is awesome.
The wind noise from this rack is far less than both Prinsu racks I’ve owned and it looks great on top of the 4Runner.
So far, I only have one permanently mounted item which is a 36” Plano all-weather rifle case which I use to hold tools and recovery items. I have not noticed any degradation in fuel economy after 4K miles with the rack installed.
No-Drill, Easy Install Quality Roof Rack
Anyone looking for a quality rack that looks great and has endless functionalities, I highly recommend the Victory rack.
Simple assembly, easy install, and plenty of accessory mounting options available from Victory.